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Shoplifter banned from city stores

Worcester Editorial 17th Apr, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A PROLIFIC shoplifter has been banned from entering a number of retail parks and city stores.

Keighley Harris, of Shap Drive, Warndon, was slapped with a two-year Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO) by Worcester Magistrates Court ealier this month following a series of thefts and acts of anti-social behaviour.

The CRASBO bans the 21-year-old from entering Elgar and Blackpole retail parks, Blooms of Bressingham garden centre on Droitwich Road, Asda in St Martins Quarter, Tesco on Mill Wood Drive and St Peter’s Garden Centre, Broomhall.

She is also banned from using foul, abusive or racist language, gestures or being threatening, intimidating or aggressive to anyone who is not living in the same house as her.

The court heard how Harris had stolen a bottle of whiskey from Tesco on January 4, three hairdryers and two styling products from Argos on January 12, attempted to steal fragrances from Asda on January 20, and took saucepans from Homesense on January 23.

The court also heard how on February 10 she pushed a man, who was feigning a disability, around Blooms of Bressingham in a wheelchair and stole three items of children’s clothing by him sitting on them.

Harris was also drunk, didn’t co-operate and abused officers, including kicking out and racially abusing one. She had also been aggressive towards her family, throwing a flower pot at one relative’s home window and threatening to burn another’s house down.

Magistrates also imposed Harris with a community order, drug rehabilitation requirement and supervision order, all for 12 months, and imposed a 12-week overnight curfew.

If Harris breaches the CRASBO, she can be jailed for up to five years.

The man who joined her in the Blooms of Bressingham theft was jailed for four weeks.

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